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TX Officer Dies from Accidental Off-Duty Burns

October 2, 2017
A 24-year veteran officer in the Austin Police Department died Friday after spending the last two weeks battling severe burns sustained in an off-duty accident at his home.

TX Officer Honored for Stopping Active Shooter in Austin Hotel

September 22, 2017
An Austin police officer who helped stop a shooter at a downtown Austin hotel in 2015 is being honored with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Friday morning. More Here.

Video: TX Officer Awarded Badge of Bravery for Stopping Active Shooter in Austin Hotel

September 22, 2017
An Austin police officer who helped stop a shooter at a downtown Austin hotel in 2015 is being honored with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Friday morning.

Ford Takes Action on Carbon Monoxide Concerns

July 31, 2017
Ford Motor Company has announced it will offer to cover the cost of specific repairs in its Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with carbon monoxide concerns. This follows the Austin (Texas) Police Department's announcement that it would pull more than 400 PIUs out of service on Friday due to carbon monoxide concerns.

Austin to Pull 400 Ford Explorers and PIUs Out of Service

July 31, 2017
The City of Austin has begun pulling all 446 of its Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from service after finding traces of carbon monoxide in a significant amount of vehicles.

TX Officer Who Faked His Own Death Arrested in Dallas

May 4, 2017
An Austin police officer who was believed to have staged his own suicide and fled to the interior of Mexico has been arrested in Dallas.

Missing Officer Faked His Own Death and Fled to Mexico, Austin PD Says

May 1, 2017
The Austin, TX, police officer reported missing on Wednesday is thought to be alive in Mexico and is facing criminal charges, the Austin Police Department confirmed Friday night.

Austin Patrol Car Burned at Anti-ICE Protest

February 14, 2017
A person smashed the rear window of an unoccupied Austin police patrol car and threw a lit firework inside it early Sunday morning near the site of recent protests against immigration enforcement operations in the area, police officials said. The interior of the car burned.

Austin Police Explain How Suspect Shot Himself in Patrol Vehicle

January 12, 2017
Austin police are explaining how a handcuffed man was able to shoot himself in the head while in the backseat of a patrol car.

Video: Austin Police Explain How Suspect Shot Himself in Patrol Vehicle

January 12, 2017
Austin police are explaining how a handcuffed man was able to shoot himself in the head while in the backseat of a patrol car.

Video: TX Man Shoots Himself Inside Police Car, In Critical Condition

January 9, 2017
Austin, TX, Police are investigating how a suspect handcuffed inside a patrol car was able to get into the car with a gun and shoot himself.

TX Man Shoots Himself Inside Police Car, In Critical Condition

January 9, 2017
Austin, TX, Police are investigating how a suspect handcuffed inside a patrol car was able to get into the car with a gun and shoot himself. More Here.

Austin Police Say Intoxicated Boy Crashed SUV During Vehicle Pursuit

November 1, 2016
A 12-year-old boy is facing several charges after he allegedly led police on a chase while intoxicated in Austin, TX, before crashing Monday morning. More Here.

Video: Austin Police Say Intoxicated Boy Crashed SUV During Vehicle Pursuit

November 1, 2016
A 12-year-old boy is facing several charges after he allegedly led police on a chase while intoxicated in Austin, TX, before crashing Monday morning.

Austin Police Supervisors Can be Fired on First Offense for Failing to Report Complaints

October 27, 2016
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo on Wednesday announced that he will now suspend and possibly fire any police supervisor who fails to report all complaints against officers to internal affairs.

Video: TX Motor Officer Dies After 'Valiant Fight'

September 5, 2016
The Austin, TX, police officer hurt in a motorcycle crash Thursday died as a result of his injuries Sunday. Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, 46, was struck by a car while escorting a funeral procession.

TX Motor Officer Dies After 'Valiant Fight'

September 5, 2016
The Austin, TX, police officer hurt in a motorcycle crash Thursday died as a result of his injuries Sunday. Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, 46, was struck by a car while escorting a funeral procession on North Burnet Road. More Here.

TX Motor Officer Critically Injured in Funeral Procession Crash

September 2, 2016
An Austin, TX, police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash in North Austin on Thursday morning. Austin Police Chief Art Acevado reports the officer is in “very critical condition.” More Here. 

Video: TX Motor Officer Critically Injured in Funeral Procession Crash

September 2, 2016
An Austin, TX, police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash in North Austin on Thursday morning. Austin Police Chief Art Acevado reports the officer is in “very critical condition.”

Austin Police Try New Recruiting Tactics to Bolster, Diversify Ranks

August 30, 2016
Outreach efforts toward prospective female applicants are part of a series of responses by Austin police to address a recruiting problem that a consulting group's recently released report said is the biggest challenge facing the department.
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